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* Gift $13,000 in 2012 to as many people as you like. No gift return and no gift tax. Unlimited tax-free gifts to your spouse.

* If you sell stock at a loss, be careful about repurchasing the same stock. Wash sale rules could eliminate your loss.

* If you plan to sell business or investment property, consider a tax-deferred exchange and pay no tax. Lots of rules; call us.

* Is this your first year as a self-employed? You are most likely required to make quarterly tax estimates to avoid penalties.

* June 15 is the due date for individuals and corporations to make the second estimated tax payment for 2012.